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Central Indiana Angel Tree


What is Angel Tree?

Angel Tree is an incredible way to give to a child (or “Angel”) in need. Generous donors adopt children Angels and provide them with Personalized gifts to help make the holidays a special time.  Angel Tree adoptions take place online from October 4 through December 4. Click the "Adopt Now" button below to find your Angel!


All gifts need to be returned to The Salvation Army by December 4.


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Gift Drop-Off Locations:

The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps Community Center
1337 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center
4400 N High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Salvation Army Indiana Divisional Headquarters
6060 Castleway West Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:15pm


Angel adoption takes place November 12 until December 3 at Castleton Square Mall, Greenwood Park Mall, The Fashion Mall at Keystone, and the Indiana History Center in downtown Indy.


How Can I Sign My Child Up?

If you are in need of Christmas assistance this year, there are two ways to sign up: in person or online. At this time, there are no longer any appointment times available. 

In-Person Application Locations:

  • Eagle Creek Corps Community Center, 4400 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254  (ALL APPOINTMENT TIMES FILLED)
  • Fountain Square Corps Community Center, 1337 North Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203 (ALL APPOINTMENT TIMES FILLED)

Who can I sign up?

  • Parents or Legal Guardians can sign up children newborn to age 12.

Am I eligible?

Where can I sign up?

  • Online registration: CLOSED
  • In-Person registration: FULL

What to bring to your in-person appointment:

  • Picture ID for ALL adults in the household
  • Birth Certificates (or Medicaid card) for ALL children in the household
  • Household Income (recent pay stubs, SSI letter, etc.)

How Can My Company or Organization Get Involved?

Much of the support for Angel Tree comes from local businesses and organizations that are looking for ways to give back to people in their community. Whether you want to adopt a group of Angels or volunteer at our distribution event, this support makes Angel Tree possible.  If you're interested in getting involved, please contact our Angel Tree Coordinator, Gordon Knight, at

How Can I Volunteer?

As you can imagine, it takes hundreds of volunteer hours to make Angel Tree happen.  From sorting bags to helping families on distribution day, volunteers are essential to a successful Angel Tree program.

To learn more about how individuals, families, groups, and businesses can help, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Stevi Cochrane, at

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How Can I Adopt an Angel?

All 6,000 Angels are available for adoption online from October 9 through December 4. Simply click the "Adopt Now" button below to get started. You can also find Angel Trees with QR codes taking you to our adoption site at locations across the Indy metro area. Look for Angel Trees at the Indiana History Center, Greenwood Park Mall, Castleton Square Mall, and the Fashion Mall.


If you are unable to shop for an Angel, cash donations help The Salvation Army provide gifts for any unadopted Angels. You can donate directly to the Angel Tree program by clicking the red "Donate Now" button below.

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When adopting an Angel, you should expect to spend about $75-$100 on gifts. We recommend adding 2-3 stocking stuffers for each Angel you adopt.  To adopt an Angel, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the ADOPT NOW button above to visit our Angel adoption site.
  2. Select your Angel's gender (if you have a preference) and age group and click "Continue."
  3. Select your Angel by clicking the check box in the upper right corner of the Angel's information box. You can select up to six Angels from this list. Click "Continue" to go to the donor information page.
  4. Fill out the donor information page with your contact information and click "Submit."
  5. You will see a confirmation page. Please click the "Print Angels" button and include this printed Angel tag with your returned gifts. You will also receive an email with a link to your Angel's details and wish list.
  6. You're now ready to shop for your Angel! You should expect to spend about $75 to $100 on your Angel's gifts. We recommend adding 2-3 stocking stuffers for each Angel you adopt.
  7. Once you have completed shopping for your Angel, you will need to return the items to the location indicated in your confirmation email. If you are unable to get to this location, you have the option of returning the bag of gifts to one of our other three drop-off locations. See the location list at the top of this page.